Fr. Robert Galinac
Fr. Robert GalinacFr. Robert was born on July 4, 1942 in Harrisburg, Pa. He entered the Franciscan Order in 1959 at Lake Geneva, Wi. He completed his studies at West Chicago, Il where on Dec 22, 1969 he became a priest. After his ordination he was sent to St. Francis Friary in Gulf Breeze where he assisted in the pastoral duties at the nearby Air Force Bases. In 1971 he was assigned as assistant pastor at St. Anthony's Parish in Sharon. That same year he went to Wheaton, Il. where he taught religion at St. Francis High School. He stayed in Wheaton until 1974 when he was transferred to Our Lady of Peace Friary in Beaver Falls. where he again taught at Quigley High School until 1978. He then served as assistant pastor of Sacred Heart in Milwaukee (1986-1987). He then was assigned as pastor at St. Anthony's in Sharon (1987-1989), Holy Trinity in Ambridge (1989-1994) and St. Joseph's in Bethlehem (1994-1997). For 2 years he was in chaplaincy work at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, SC (1997-1998). He served as pastor at St. Augustine's in West Allis from 1999-2000. He served at Custodial Board for one term (1985-1988).  From 2002 to 2007, he served as assistant pastor at St. Joseph parish in St. Louis. Since 2007 he works as chaplain for US Marines at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC.